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10 Common Mistakes Event Planners Make
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Technology and social media are changing the way we produce, plan and promote events. Here is a quick summary of common errors made when planning an event. More

10 Steps to Finding and Maximizing the Perfect Professional Speaker
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Speakers have been credited with increasing meeting attendance, improving meeting content and turning so-so events into memorable experiences. With thousands of professional speakers on the marketplace, finding the perfect speaker — one who fits your budget, is available and is approved by your internal clients — can be an enormous challenge. More

Do You See Your Conference Attendees?
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Every one of your event attendees enters your conference with the following unspoken questions in their mind: Do you see me? Do you hear me? Do you understand my challenges and needs? Does what I say mean anything to you? More

Monroeville Convention Center Welcomes You

The Monroeville Convention Center, Western Pennsylvania’s newest convention center with 100,584 square feet of exhibition space, is located in the heart of Monroeville. In addition to an excellent convention facility, Monroeville offers many popular hotels, fine restaurants and bustling shopping districts. Once you visit, you’ll remember: Greater Monroeville, Greater Opportunities.

How to Make Trade Shows Worth Your Time
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The prospect of navigating a sea of table top displays and swarms of pen collecting junior sales reps was downright dreary. Trade shows are so 2003, right? Imagine Marc Hausman's surprise when USGIF delivered both quantity and quality to its show attendees. More

Meetings Recovering — IMEX Survey Shows Optimism    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
IMEX America is reporting that meetings are on the rebound. That is great news for professional presenters and speakers. It is also great news for the economy. The report also finds that, "According to North American buyers and suppliers, meetings market confidence is on the rise and the outlook for the worldwide meetings, incentive travel and events industry appears brighter than at any time over the past year." More

New Report Forecasts Strong US Travel and Tourism Growth During Next 5 Years
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According to new data released by the Commerce Department, the U.S. can expect 6-8 percent average annual growth in tourism over the next five years, and this year, 64 million foreign travelers are projected to visit the United States, spending $144 billion during their stays, setting a new record for travel exports. More

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Technology Cannot Replace Face-to-Face Meetings
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Almost all leading business men and women agree that face-to-face meetings are invaluable compared to using technology. found that 98 percent of the 400 surveyed said that meeting in person was invaluable, in comparison to communicating via video conferencing, phone calls or emails. More


EIF Is Proud to Announce its Newest Partnership
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The Exhibition Industry Foundation (EIF) would like to announce its newest partnership with the Peabody Hotel — Orlando, Fla., a premiere convention hotel that exudes relaxed elegance and the warmth of Southern hospitality. The ideal location for association and corporate meetings and conventions, it is further enhanced by the whimsy of the Peabody Ducks and their world-famous march on the red carpet.

The Peabody Hotel — Orlando's collaboration with EIF is a true indication of the commitment needed to ensure the success and sustainability of the exhibitions and events industry, and to assist in positioning the industry as one of the premiere marketing mediums. The continued success of EIF is made possible through the generosity and vision of organizations such as The Peabody Hotel — Orlando.

"The Peabody Orlando is pleased to partner with the Exhibition Industry Foundation for its ongoing commitment to education, research and promotion in the exhibition and events industry. As a meetings and conventions hotel in one of the top convention destinations in the United States, we understand the importance of an organization such as the Exhibition Industry Foundation, and the impact it will have on the growth of the industry and the development of its future leaders." — Alan Villaverde, managing director, The Peabody Orlando and president, Peabody Hotels Division

For information on how you can support EIF or to learn more about EIF, please visit our website at

Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Attention Exhibitors! Expo! Expo! 2011 Show Floor — Nearly 80 Percent Reserved
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The show floor for Expo! Expo! 2011, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on 7 December in Las Vegas, is nearly 80 percent reserved. It will give you face-to-face access to potential worldwide customers from the association, corporate, independent and consumer exhibitions and events markets — all under one roof. Click here for information on how to become an exhibitor. Questions? Contact Julie Anderson, CEM, CAE, director of exhibitions at or +1 (972) 687-9206. More

Accurate Provides Comprehensive Event Services

Accurate Event Group provides a wide array of exceptional services for every client and any event, nationwide. Since 1978, our reputation as a complete event source is second to none for staffing, security, professional parking, recruiting and permanent placement, ticketing and marketing - we have the solution for every event need.


Registration is Open for Art of the Show
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Promoting your show takes expertise, originality and planning. Capturing your target audience's attention and making sure they see the value in your show takes a lot of creativity. Developing just the right promotional piece to do all of the above takes a great deal of attention and skill. IAEE wants to recognize those who promote their exhibitions vividly and successfully. You are invited to enter your promotional materials in the Exhibitions and Events Industry Promotional Materials Awards Competition, The Art of the Show.

Take Your Event to the Next Level

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IAEE President Addresses Potential Consequences of US Visa Policies at National Press Club
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Addressing members of the National Press Club, IAEE President Steven Hacker, CAE, FSAE, reinforced the shared values and opinions of the positive, global impact of face-to-face events. He expressed concerns about the barriers buyers and sellers around the world encounter due to federal visa issuance policies which negate progress in achieving President Obama's National Export Initiative goal of doubling the value of U.S. exports by 2015. More

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IAEE Announces Call for Nominations for Awards
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IAEE issues the call for nominations for its annual awards program to recognize exceptional exhibitions and events industry professionals. This year, IAEE has added a new category to its individual awards program. The Young Professional of the Year Award has been created to recognize an individual for his or her outstanding contributions to the industry early in their career. More

IAEE Preferred Partners Offer Discounts to Members
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IAEE continues its tradition of providing members with discounted products and services from reliable sources through its IAEE Preferred Partners program. The IAEE Services Council is charged with identifying and working with preferred business partners who have products or services that provide solid ROI for IAEE members. The products and services must be of value to IAEE members, reliable and of high quality. More

IAEE Industry News Available Through MultiBriefs Apps
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IAEE understands the need to deliver timely, relevant news to its members. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create the IAEE Industry News, the association committed itself to providing updates on a weekly basis. The IAEE Industry News is also available on the MultiBriefs app, available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store. Simply search "MultiBriefs" and download the app free of charge. After it is downloaded, you may add the IAEE feed. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. Android phone users also may access the app by going to the Android Marketplace and searching "MultiBriefs" to access the Android version of the app.

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